Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Glimpse of Summer

1. glazing // 2. colorful heirloom tomatoes from the garden // 3. beautiful day in Amish country with my mama
4. harvesting // 5. celebrating my sister-in-law and soon to arrive niece(!) // 6. new biker mug in the shop
7. stack of mugs from the kiln // 8. messy studio // 9. weeknight dinner- peach, blueberry & chicken salad

It's hard to believe summer is coming to an end and fall will soon be in the air. I love the fall season and this year especially, there are so many good things to look forward to, but the last days of summer are always bittersweet. 

I'm gearing up for the Influence Conference (in just over 2 weeks!) and I'm so, so excited to be selling in the market again and to squeeze so many friends that I only get to see once a year. Will you be there??

I'm also over the moon excited to become an aunt this fall. After several heart-wrenching miscarriages, my sister-in-law is due with a baby girl in less than two months, and we couldn't be more thankful. Life is so fragile, yet what hope we have in eternity.

I love sharing little glimpses of my day to day on Instagram, so follow along with me there, if you'd like! xo

Monday, July 14, 2014

Waiting Expectantly

For the past few months, I've been meeting with a small group of women from my (new-ish) church on Wednesday nights, which has been such a gift. We've been reading through the minor prophets and last week we discussed Habakkuk. If you would've asked me a couple weeks ago what Habakkuk was about, I would have not known, but now... it was so good. (Why does no one name their kid after this dude?)

Habakkuk was persistent and confident in seeking the Lord for answers and believed that God would show up and speak to him. He climbed his watchtower, away from distractions, and waited for an answer, and God responded.

Do we approach God with that same confidence and expectancy, knowing that He will answer? Do we quiet our hearts and minds enough to hear His reply? The Lord promises to show Himself to those who truly seek Him. Distractions will not go away on their own- we have to force them away. We have to create room for quiet in our lives, which in this age of busyness, is no easy task.

May we have eyes that look to our God expectantly and hearts that stand in awe of who He is. 

Open Up the Heavens by Meredith Andrews on Grooveshark

Thursday, July 10, 2014

(Limited Edition) Scalloped Teardrop Necklace in Blood Orange

I LOVE the color orange this time of year (it's just so bright and fresh!), so I decided to add my new blood orange glaze to the Scalloped Teardrop Necklace family. I love it paired with neutrals, but it looks super fun with other bright colors, too!

Available only for a limited time here.

Monday, July 7, 2014


(Stacking Rings- jessicaNdesigns)

I've been thinking a lot about freedom this past weekend while celebrating Independence Day- how abundant the freedom available to us through Christ (which we should be celebrating every day!), yet the importance of intentionally grabbing hold of that freedom daily and not walking around in our chains.

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." (Galatians 5:1)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

(NEW) Mini Latte Sets- Summer Collaboration with Jessica N Designs

Somewhere over the past several months, I feel like I've lost my voice and this blog has become a place where I share my business, but not so much my heart. I really want to bring that back again soon and am praying for the Lord to make me mindful of what He's doing in my life and how He wants me to share that, but for today, I hope you'll make room for me to share the new collaboration I'm doing with Jessica N Designs for summer(!)

We're offering the same mini latte mugs that we had around Christmas in four glaze colors with your choice of five new spoon designs. Who wouldn't want to wake up to this adorable smiling sunshine with their morning caffeine? 

We're also offering mugs and spoons in pairs for couples to enjoy together (which would make fantastic wedding gifts!) I LOVE the personalized name spoon with the big ampersand!

Individual sets are available here.
Pairs for couples are available here & here.

Hope you have a blessed day!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Annual Spring Cleaning Sale (TODAY!)

It's that time of year again! Time to clear out old stock to make room for new. Join me at 2:00 EST this afternoon on Instagram for our annual spring cleaning sale! There will be a variety of textured dishes and colonial-style candle holders (with free beeswax candles!) that I'll be selling at super discounted prices. 

If you've never participated in an Instagram sale before, here's how it works. Beginning at 2:00 EST, I'll start listing pieces that are available and the first person to leave a comment with their Paypal email address gets that item. I never know exactly how these sales will go, but in the past, people have been insanely quick in claiming pieces, so if you see something you want, you have to act immediately.

Follow @NSPottery to join in on the fun! See you in a few hours :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

(NEW) Personalized Wedding/Anniversary Latte Mugs

One thing I've learned over the past year is how much I enjoy doing custom orders. When customers come to me with totally unique ideas in their heads, I love to be able to flesh them out and make them a reality- to give them something personal that they can treasure for years to come.

The Cup of Love Latte Mug has been so popular that I'm super excited to begin adding a personalized touch to them with custom initials and a wedding date! I hope these mugs will find their way into homes of couples who are committed to love each other even when times get tough and that they can serve as a reminder of not only that initial wedding day, but of the journey they've walked through together (and the journey ahead).

Wedding/Anniversary Latte Mugs are sold individually here and in pairs here with your choice of glaze color on the outside. Perfect gift for the special coffee loving couple in your life (or maybe even as a unique way to propose!) ;)